422.112 (Single) reedpipes with double (or quadruple) reeds with conical bore

Suona, shawm. Wood, covered with near-black lacquer, brass bell 7+1 holes. Bought by Jean Jenkins on a collecting trip in China

This instrument was collected by Jean Jenkins, the first curator of musical instruments at the Horniman Museum, on a collecting trip to the Far East in 1975.

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